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NATO must approve the purchase by Turkey of the Russian anti-aircraft missile systems (ADMS) s-400, because the Alliance will be the beneficiary of this transaction. About this on air of the TV channel Haberturk said the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
According to him, the acquisition of s-400 will affect NATO, and it should be happy from this. “If NATO is 3-5 the most powerful member countries, one of them — Turkey. And in our region of Turkey and is the most powerful pillar of NATO”, — said the head of state.
The Turkish leader noted that if Ankara will become stronger after the purchase of Russian engines, they will become stronger and the Alliance. Erdogan reminded that Turkey is “one of two or three countries”, which timely pay the required contributions.
Earlier, the head of state said that the deal between Turkey and Russia to supply s-400 is the most important agreement for Ankara. “Buying s-400, Turkey is not preparing for war. Air defense systems are designed to provide peace and security in our country,” he said.
A contract to supply Ankara with the four battalions of s-400 was achieved in September 2017. The contract is worth $ 2.5 billion, half of this amount will cover the Russian loan. Also buyers of the s-400 “Triumph” are China and India.
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